Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival comes to UIU

FAYETTE, Iowa (October 5, 2018) – The Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival will take place at the Recreation Center, located at Upper Iowa University’s Fayette Campus, Thursday, October 18. The free public event will be held from 4-7 p.m.

The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers in their local communities. Exhibitors will present hands-on STEM activities for children and their families. Past attendees had the opportunity to drive robots, conduct amazing science experiments, and much more!

The Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival is a communitywide partnership led by the Northeast Region of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the University of Northern Iowa, Upper Iowa University, North Fayette Valley Community School District, Oelwein Community School District, Central Rivers AEA, County Extension and Outreach, IowaWorks, Keystone AEA, Helping Services for Youth & Families and the TigerHawk Connections Learning Center, Northeast Iowa Community College and Fayette County Economic Development. 

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit

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